"take a bit more convincing"


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"DOES trade hurt wages? Or, more precisely, do imports from low-wage economies hurt workers in high-wage ones? Many people assume so. Economists take a bit more convincing."

The sentence above has the part I want to ask about.

what does "take a bit convincing" mean?
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    what does "take a bit convincing" mean?
    It's "take a bit more convincing", not "take a bit convincing".

    It's an idiomatic phrase. In your sentence it means it's harder to convince economists of the statements in the first two sentences than other people.
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